Profile of Danny Araneta Cabulay, CPA

Strategic Planning Specialist
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Certified Public Accountant (License No. 067652)
Doctor in Business Administration (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila)
Master in Business Administration (Honors Program,
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Master in Special Education (Philippine Normal University)
Bachelor of Accountancy (Cum Laude,Polytechnic University of the Philippines)
Certificate in Culinary Arts (On leave, MOST Institute)


- Strategic Business Planning and Development

- Financial Management and Treasury Operations

- Marketing Management

- Education and Training

- Human Resources and Organizational Development

- Crisis and Change Management

- Management of Productivity, Quality and Innovation

- Tourism Planning and Innovation

- Hospitality Management (Rooms Division and F&B Division)

- Academic Program Start-Up, Accreditation, and Academic Audit

- Executive Coaching

- Event Management

- Development of Policy Manuals

- Entrepreneurship

- Special Education

- Heritage Tourism

Industry Experience

- Chief Operating Officer, Hotel Pontefino (Batangas City)

- General Manager, Country Inns and Suites (Carlson Hospitality Worldwide, USA)

- Director of Rooms, Dusit Thani Hotel (Makati City)

- Human Resources Director / Training Manager / Assistant Front Office Manager / Night Manager, Hyatt Regency Manila (Pasay City)

- Night Manager, Sulo Hotel (Quezon City)

- Assistant Division Financial Controller, Four Seasons Resorts (Algarve, Portugal)

- Chief Accountant, Transafrik International Ltd. (Luanda, P.R. Angola)

- Chief Accountant, Ace Travel, Olayan Group (Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia)

- Cost Controller, Coral Reef Hotel (Mactan Island)

Academic Experience

- Dean, Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance, Far Eastern University

- Dean, College of Business, Accountancy, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Central Colleges of the Philippines

- Chair – Business Administration, Miriam College

- Special Lecturer, Lyceum of the Philippines

- Special Lecturer, DLSU – College of St. Benilde

- Lecturer, Malayan Colleges of Laguna

- Lecturer – Graduate School, Southville International School and Colleges

- Lecturer – Saint Michael’s College of Laguna

Significant Achievements

- Part of an international team of consultants who prepared the Philippine Medium-Term Tourism Development Plan (2012-2016)

- Part of an international team of consultant commissioned by the Asian Development Bank to improve tourism prospects in South Asia

- Catapulted FEU’s business school to one of the best in the country (2nd best large accounting school per PRC and producer of numerous managers and entrepreneurs)

- Three-time world champion business planning coach (2005 & 2006 Entrepreneurial Idol of the World, Harvard University; and 2005 JCI Best Business Plan Competition of the World, Vienna Austria)

- Became the youngest dean of a major business school at 34

- Radio commentator / lecturer of entrepreneurship radio show in DZMM 603 mhz (Radyo Negosyo)

- Wrote many articles and edited academic and professional publications

- Spearheaded many social action projects and outreach programs

- Attended, organized and spoke in many conferences, seminars and executive training courses

- Presented practical and research papers in conferences in China and UK

- Elected officer and active member of numerous national professional organizations including Philippine Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (Vice-President), Entrepreneurship Educators Association of the Philippines (President), Capital Market Institute of the Philippines (Vice-President), Association of Human Resource Managers (Secretary), Hotel Assistant and Night Managers Association of the Philippines (President), Philippine Association of CPAs, Institute of Internal Auditors of the Philippines, Association of Marketing Educators (Director), Council of Deans in Accountancy, Business and Secretarial (Vice-President) etc.

- Traveled extensively to 34 countries 54 provinces for business, professional practice, and leisure

- Multi-lingual and familiar with 9 languages

- Engages in sports, martial arts, music, films, culinary arts, oil painting, Sunday School teaching bible lessons at Union Church of Manila (handling 4th to 6th graders and children with learning disabilities and special needs) and volunteer rescue operations using the rappelling technique

- Part-time stage actor – played Dr. Jose Rizal in national artist Severino Montano’s play, “Love of Leonor Rivera” and Bitoy Camacho in national artist Nick Joaquin’s play, “A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino.”

- Managed entrepreneurial ventures – consultancy, garments, catering, business center, tutorial center, and call center.

- Collegiate textbook writing – Philippine Tourism Laws, Student Apprenticeship and Practicum Training, Tourism and Hospitality Accounting, Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry, Event Management, Front Office Management, Domestic Tourism, and Is Your Child in the Right School.

- Currently completing two coffeetable books – The City, The River, The Man (a book on the Puerto Princesa Underground River) and Pinoy Street Food (a book on culinary adventures of self-confessed foodies.

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